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Bob Merrifield

Bob Merrifield

Chicago Tribune (retired)

Bob Merrifield was born in Richmond, Ky., grew up in Detroit and attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green before receiving a journalism degree from Wayne State University in Detroit.
He has worked as a journalist since 1965, including jobs with The Associated Press, the Detroit News and the Chicago Tribune. His assignments included picture editor, reporter, copy editor, columnist, news editor, Sunday editor, financial news editor and makeup editor. He is married and lives in Joliet, Il.